The Small Business Show

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Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean, two long-time small-business owners, come to you each week to talk through the trials, success, pitfalls and tips it takes to successfully run a small business in today's world. Hear real-world folks talk about real-world problems, letting you know not only what it takes to get it done but that you're not alone in doing it!

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Confidence is a Key Factor in Success – Small Business Show 205
Confidence is a Key Factor in Success – Small Business Show 205
Are you a confident Small Business owner? Has showing that confidence helped build your business? Join your hosts Shannon Jean and Dave Hamilton today on episode 205 of the Small Business Show to hear learn how your own confidence can inspire confidence in your employees and your customers – leading to more sales and success! You’ll hear why “Praising yourself (and your Small Business) daringly” is a proven marketing technique that you should become comfortable using. When you communicate your expertise and display confidence, most people will believe you and they will tend to confirm that impression in their minds. We discuss a number of methods to use to create the confidence in yourself and your Small Business to attract success including the controversial use of “directional truths”, promoting past successes and how you overcame adversity even if it was caused by your own mistakes and how talking about big goals can convince potential customers that you’re already there. Listen in for all this and much more, then join us at the Small Business Support Group to join the conversation, ask questions and share your own confidence story. 00:00:00 Small Business Show #205 for Wednesday, January 9, 201900:01:18 The benefits of attending CES00:04:31 Trade shows are valuable!00:05:10 The Confidence Episode00:05:48 Confidence vs. CompetenceSammy Hagar says it best!00:06:30 Step one: Say you’re the best; Step two: become the best!00:09:39 People are impressed more by confidence00:11:13 SPONSOR: ExpressVPN – ExpressVPN.com/SBS gets you 3 months free with your 1-year subscription00:14:38 Promote previous successes 00:15:57 Tell “directional” truths“Thousands of customers…”“Multi-million dollar business…”“Dozens of employees…”00:18:58 Promote brand name customers and big deals00:22:13 Talk about how you’ve overcome mistakes00:23:29 Talk about your goals00:24:38 Know your cash numbers, even if they suck!00:30:11 SBS 205 Outtro The post Confidence is a Key Factor in Success – Small Business Show 205 appeared first on The Small Business Show.
Small Business Cashflow, Crisis and Efficiency – Small Business Show 204
Small Business Cashflow, Crisis and Efficiency – Small Business Show 204
Text Join us this week as your hosts Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean discuss resolutions for your Small Business, how being productive is a great motivator to propel you forward and how focusing on efficiency can start your New Year off strong. We then jump into a discussion of using Debt as a Catalyst to massively-positive cashflow. Dave explains this concept while Shannon tries to poke holes in the idea, but then gets onboard. The debt discussion leads us to a talk about not knowing what you’re capable of until you are forced to act and how Crisis can be a powerful change-agent for you and your company. Listen in and then join the discussion at the Small Business Support Group! 00:00:00 Small Business Show #204 for Wednesday, January 2, 201900:02:05 The benefits of feeling productive00:03:17 Resolutions: Intentional change, Prioritizing Efficiency00:06:40 Managing Your Staffing Equation00:08:59 Using Debt as a Catalyst to massively-positive cashflow00:14:05 Competition is a catalyst, too00:15:20 Learning your own capabilities00:20:20 Lack of Crisis Creates Complacency00:23:09 SBS 203 OuttroEmail us: feedback@businessshow.coNext week: Confidence The post Small Business Cashflow, Crisis and Efficiency – Small Business Show 204 appeared first on The Small Business Show.
Paul Downs author of Boss Life – Revisiting a Favorite. Small Business Show episode 203
Paul Downs author of Boss Life – Revisiting a Favorite. Small Business Show episode 203
This week, while Dave and Shannon enjoying spending time with their family and friends for the Christmas holiday, we revisit one of our favorite episodes with Paul Downs, author of Boss Life and Small Business contributor to the New York Times and Forbes. This was a very special episode. If you missed it, you’re going to learn a tremendous amount. If you’ve heard it before like we have, listening to it again as we did during our editing is definitely worth your time. How prepared are you for the challenges of running your small business? What energizes you to make it through tough times and just how transparent are you (and should you be) to your employees and everyone else that you discuss your business with?  If you felt like your business was about to shut down, could you imagine reaching out to the New York Times with an offer to share the experience with thousands of people? Paul Downs thought it would make for a good story and he wrote for the NYTimes.com for 4-years before writing a “year in the life of my business” book: Boss Life. You’ve never read a business book like Boss Life. The book quickly joined our list of “must reads” for all current and potential business owners. The work is the most honest and transparent business book that we have ever read and we encourage all of you to read it. Today, Paul Downs joins Dave Hamilton and Shannon Jean on the Small Business Show where they dig deeper into Paul’s story, into Boss Life and into the work ethic that has kept Paul in business for over 30-years. The post Paul Downs author of Boss Life – Revisiting a Favorite. Small Business Show episode 203 appeared first on The Small Business Show.

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Jan 1st, 1980
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Jan 9th, 2019
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